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Recommendations on recording chain characteristics


The following recommendations may be given with respect to the design of the recording chain:

  1. Choose a recording equipment that ensures a flat amplitude-frequency response   within the required frequency range. 
  2. Try to avoid components that may introduce linear distortions   in the form of spectral peaks, especially at medium and high frequencies.
  3. Avoid any overload or aliasing of a recorded signal since this introduces critical non-linear distortions.  This has to be emphasised for digital recordings  due to the sharp clipping  of all information above the most significant bit.

For further reading consult [Rossi (1988), Webers (1985), Eargle (1976)].

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